Vacation

July 17, 2015

Happy Friday Peeps!  We are leaving today for a 10 day beach vacation on the East Coast (Rehoboth Beach, Delaware) . . . wish us luck on the flight!!!

 I am so excited!!!  . . . this is my first time staying at an east coast beach!!! We have rented a fantastic beach house with my brother-in-law and his wife and their two adorable boys!  I cant tell you the last time I have been on vacation with the girls and Mr. Hotpants for this length of time!   The house seems great and big with game room with a pool table and darts!  I plan on going to the beach with the girlies every day, going to get our nails done, strolling the boardwalk and BBQ at night and hitting up some of the delicious restaurants there! 





I plan on posting some blog posts when there because I should have down time (finally) and I will definitely be posting on my IG account (here) so make sure to visit! 

Have a great weekend!


 

lets get Urban

July 10, 2015

Urban Outfitters is killing it with there beautiful ethereal linens, pillows, and bedding and for a fraction of the cost at most other places . . . take a look at some of these beauties . . .



 This may be a front runner for Harpers room!!


 They have these amazing "snooze sets" that come with all the mix and matched linens!


 Thinking of this for our office sofa!

 I would love a few of these floor pillows for outside!


 Love these throw blankets for the beach, picnics or to wrap up in by an outside fire!

 another gorgeous throw blanket with pom-poms!!!


 I adore these elephant sheets . . . probably NEED them for our bed!!!

 And how about these boho-chic sleeping bags!!! Yes I'll go camping in that!
 

Insanely Yummy Homemade Ice Cream

July 7, 2015

I have never made ice cream but this "no churn, 2-ingredient homemade ice cream" recipe peaked my interest (here)!  And BOY am I glad I made it . . . it is absolutely delicious - creamy, velvety and scrumptious! We added vanilla extract to make plain ole' vanilla but next time I am trying chocolate chips and mint extract!!!

And here are the 2 fabulous ingredients:  Condensed milk & Heavy whipping cream.  Follow the recipe (here) and enjoy - it takes about 5mins to make . . . you will not regret!!!



Big Girl Bed

July 6, 2015

So it is little Ms. Harper's 4th birthday on July 5th and she is finally getting a big girl bed!!! I know, I know . . . she is a little older than Emerson was going into a big girl bed but she loves her crib and it was easy and fine and she was happy but now we are going for it . . . which means a little room renovation for her!  

I have been thinking about the girls rooms now for a while, and Mr. Hotpants and I want the girls to be able to sleep in each others rooms whenever they want.  Harpers room is slightly narrower than Emersons room so we decided a trundle bed for hers would be best and bunk beds for Emersons room.  We are tackling Harpers room first seen as it coincides with her birthday!

Harpers room is one of my favorite rooms - it is bright and cheery and lively just like her!  Here are some random photos from my iPhone (it's hard to get good pics of her room because of the door and window placement - not good lighting)


The crib and rocking chair will be going in storage! 

I searched every website for a trundle bed that I loved and fit Harpers personality - 50% tomboy 50% Divalicious Princess but I did not find one I loved until I found a beauty on Craigslist of all places!  It is a Pottery Barn kids bed from a few years ago so it is good construction and solid.  It is "antique white" so it will be getting a coat of bright white paint.



For linens I will be going with the same white linen duvet set that I got for Emersons room because it is just so wonderful and soft and washes great!! (here)



And I am thinking that some of these sheets and throw pillows may work . . . 

H & M Home . . .




Target . . .






Great Sale!

July 3, 2015

With the holiday weekend here there are some awesome sales going on.  While I am not a regular shopper of the LOFT they do have some great everyday pieces and they are having a4th of July sale that is 50% of everything (even their new stuff)!!! My one-piece bathing suit (here) is 50% off now and here are some of my other sale choices . . . 

 









Living in Sandals

July 2, 2015

In summer I live in flat sandals . . . all kinds, slides, gladiators, fringed, flip-flops . . . you name it! I like to have a wide variety of choices so I found some of my fav, very affordable picks to share.

From Old Navy (here)






From Target (here








Urban Outfitters (here)